Friday 26 April 2013

Cherries in the Snow

Just thought I'd pop a quick post up to say I'll be away from blogging for 2 weeks.
As some of you may know I'm in my 3rd year of university.
These two up and coming weeks will be the most stressful of my life so far.
I'll be finishing off all my assessments ready for the deadlines.
Don't worry I'll be back to blogging around the 14th!

You can find me on Twitter in the mean time: @cherriesbeauty
Have a lovely two weeks!
Love Kat


Wednesday 17 April 2013

Green Eye Make-up for Spring featuring MAC Greensmoke and Sleek Storm Palette

I wasn't sure whether to upload this or not. Freakish close ups of my eyes aren't really flattering but I really liked this green eye make-up I created, so I'm sharing.

I wanted to use my Sleek Storm palette more, I find myself to recreating the same old neutral brown make-up looks from either the Urban Decay Naked  palette 1 or 2. Spring means time for a change and time to inject some colour.

1. I took the gold shadow from the Sleek palette over the lid. I love how buttery soft these shadows are, I recommend picking up a palette of theirs if you don't already have one.

2. Then I blended MAC's Greensmoke, pictured in the bottom left of the image, which is a beautiful golden green, in the crease to add a little definition.

3. I used a small angled brush from Sigma and picked up some of the dark green shade from the Sleek palette and carefully pushed this against the lash line and added a tiny flick at the end. It's a great alternative to black eyeliner, it gives a softer feel.

4. My new favourite mascara was applied, which is Maybelline The Falsies, then I filled in my brows.

5. Pink is a great complementary colour to wear with green and it keeps the look looking fresh and spring like. I used the Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart on my lips.

What do you think of this look?
Love Kat

Monday 15 April 2013

Style Me Up #5 - ASOS Baseball Top

Style collage including the ASOS Baseball Top
My last few posts have been beauty related so time to give the fashion and trend lovers something to read. If you fancy checking out my previous 'Style Me Up' features, you can see them here.

ASOS Baseball Top - £12
I have recently purchased this American baseball inspired tee from ASOS. Sports luxe is a huge trend this season, which I have combined with the popular monochrome look that all fashionista's are loving.

Topshop MOTO Joni Jeans - £36
These high waisted jeans are the talk of the fashion community, everyone and their mother's recommend these skinnies.

Topshop Aerobic2 Wedge Hi Tops - £45
I wasn't sure on the wedge trainers at first but after seeing them styled by my favourite fashion bloggers, my mind has been changed! They would fit perfectly into the sports luxe trend.

Topshop Stripe Denim Backpack - £34
This cute rucksack is ideal for monochrome, it keeps the look really relaxed and casual. Perfect for school, uni or a day out!

What do you think of the sports luxe and monochrome trends?

Love Kat

Monday 8 April 2013

Revlon Lip Butter in Frutti Tutti

Revlon Lip Butter in Frutti Tutti

If you've seen my last post, I've decided to start swatching and photographing my products to fill my product directory.

This Revlon Lip Butter in Frutti Tutti is a new purchase that was spurred on by the afternoon of sunshine we recently enjoyed. This orange toned lip colour will be my summer staple, it suits my pale skin and helps brighten up my complexion.

As you may know, lip butters have a silky wash of colour; they are fantastic for dry lips as they are moisturising too.

I have the colours Lollypop and Sweet Tart, which I should be getting round to swatching and writing up soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you tried the Revlon Lip Butters before?
Any shade recommendations?

Love Kat

Friday 5 April 2013

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107

I've decided now I have a product directory/ A-Z of products I should swatch and show you some of my favourite make-up pieces. 

I thought I'd start with the infamous Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 107, everyone and their mothers have one of these lipsticks. It was kindly sent to me by Steph from Bonjour Belle as it didn't suit her.

I LOVE this colour, it's a rich berry that is perfect for winter or even pin up looks. The lipstick itself is a matte texture that is slightly drying but it lasts so long due to the formula leaving a stain.

Sorry for the ugly close up shots of my lips, I hate doing them but it's the best way to show the true colour off. 

Do you own any of the Kate Moss lipsticks from Rimmel?
Love Kat

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment

Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment

I've not seen many bloggers talk about the Uniq hair care range so I thought I'd share my thoughts on a product I tried out from them. Last time I was at the salon I was chatting away to my hair dresser about Moroccan and argan oil, pros and cons and she recommended trying out the Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment, she claimed it had more benefits than the usual hair oil. I was a little sceptical but I purchased it anyway, worth a shot!

This spray is to be used on damp hair before styling. It's a thick spray that has a conditioner like feel, which is why it's like a leave in conditioner. It claims to do a whopping 10 effects to your hair.

1. Repair for dry and damaged hair
2. Shine and frizz control
3. Heat protection
4. Silkiness and smoothness
5. Hair colour protection with UVA and UVB filters
6. Easier brushing and ironing
7. Detangling
8. Long-lasting hairstyle
9. Split ends prevention
10. Adds body

So which of these 10 miracle hair effects did I actually see? I do agree with the frizz control, detangling, ability to give silkiness and smoothness, also easier brushing and styling. I haven't really noticed it 'repairing' my hair, heat and colour protection, which is hard to tell anyway and I wouldn't say it adds body. 7 out of 10 is really good though, I don't think any hair care product is THAT amazing!

I would recommend this to girls like myself who have frizzy, dry, fly-away hair, but girls with greasy/oily hair stay clear. This leave in conditioner needs to be used with a light hand to prevent the hair looking greasy, so I suggest just 3-4 squirts not too close to the roots and then brush through.

This is normally only available in salons, but I did a quick Google search and sells it for £10.49, if you are interested.

Have you heard of Uniq One before?
Love Kat
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