Lipstick–Steps to a Longer Lasting Pout!

The following pictorial is something I have actually been meaning to do for a while but it always seemed to slip my mind. But after being gifted the Adderton Maya Liner and Russian Lipstick at Beauty Bloggers Utopia I though they might be the perfect products to use for this look!

As you can see I am using a red liner and lipstick combination but this is the same method I use for any lipstick, unless of course its a formula like the Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge where you apply the liquid lip, wait to dry then apply the gloss.

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New! VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000

Last year I had the chance to review the VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler and made two tutorials on how to use it both on long and short hair. Well today I’m back with the new model VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler 1000.

Instead of showing you how to use it like I did in my two previous video’s I thought I’d show you how I re-fresh 2nd or 3rd day hair because the new version works pretty much exactly like the old just with some cool new improvements.

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Soft Smoky Eye a Tutorial

Back with another pictorial, (kind of really loving these lately). But this time its for a soft smoky eye (or smokey?) . Products will be listed under the pictorial. One thing I forgot to add below was that if you want your eye’s to ‘wing up’ kind of like a cat eye don’t slope the eyeshadow in the crease like I have, ‘pull’ it up towards you temple instead.

So lets get started on the Smoky Eye, shall weSoft smoky eye smokey

 

What products I used:

Yes only two shadows! They are from the upcoming Prestige launch this Thursday the 27th of September. There will be more on them later in the week but I will say now they are duo chromes and they are GORGEOUS!!!

Prestige Shadows in Bewitched and Hocus Pocus

Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Liner in Brown Eyes

Mehron Celebre HD Foundation

Benefits Finding Mr. Bright Set

Physician’s Formula Bronze Booster and Cashemere Wear Smoothing Bronzer

Illamasqua Powder Foundation

Smashbox Soft Lights Duo Cast/Crew

Gorgeous Cosmetics Madam Lash Eyelashes

Duo Lash Adhesive

NYX Lipstick in Power

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara

 

Plus not pictured – Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper, NYX Brow Pencil and Illamasqua Pencil in Vow (I did this before I started)

products used for smoky smokey eye

(except the Maybelline Colour Tattoo right in the middle, I planned to then forgot)

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: Prestige shadows and Physician’s Formula Products were provided for trial purposes. The Gorgeous Cosmetics Lashes were won in a competition.

Instant Volume with Umberto Giannini’s Backcomb in a Bottle – A Tutorial

Full review of the Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle as well as the Dry Shampoo from the range is here but I thought I’d share a quick how-to that I created with just the Backcomb in a bottle first!

Backcomb in a bottle pictorial tutorial umberto giannini

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*Product sent for trial/review consideration. Opinions as always are my own.

Dots and Stripes- Easy Nail Art Tutorial

Nail art can sometimes be a bit too tricky at home for me but with the help of some cheap striping tape and dotting tools (I bought both from eBay for under $5!) this is a really easy nail art tutorial.

The colour combinations for this is endless but I am really loving the two lighter grey/ lavenders (they are almost opaque after 1 coat, 2 is perfect!) from the Essie winter collection I got sent a while and decided to pair them with a white.

For a white cheap polish this one actually performs a lot better than I was expecting. It retails around the $3-4 mark and isn’t as thick as some other cheap whites I’ve tried.

I finished off with the Australis top coat which I am loving over every single polish I’ve tried it with, I wish I could capture the gorgeous flakies but my photography skills really aren’t that great to begin with. I promise I am really trying to take better shots but some days I just really suck!

 

Dots and Stripes easy nail tutorial

Want to see another easy nail art pictorial, click here!

Want to see more tutorials, click here!

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

 

*The two Essie polishes were sent for post/review consideration and are from the Essie Winter Collection

Quick DIY – Chained Bun with Scunci Pin Twirls

Back with another quick (5mins max including the quick DIY!) and easy pictorial with these nifty Scunci Pin Twirls & how to jazz them up a bit with some chains.

Chained bun a quick diy with scunci pin twirls

 

Here’s my last pictorial with the Scunci Pin Twirls.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.

Fun Double Buns with Scunci Pin Twirls

I recently jumped at the chance to participate in the 2012 Scunci Blogger Contest, besides it sounding like a bit of fun I was intrigued by the Pin Twirls we were asked to use in our hairstyles. When I first opened the box, I’ll be honest, I kind of thought ‘they look like some sort of mini torture device, how are these going to work?’.

They are odd hair pins, but after using them I’ve found them to be great at keeping my hair done! Ill you do is twist them into the middle of your hairstyle, kind of like a screw actually. I easily came up with a few quick and simple styles, (I decided to separate the posts because these pictures could end up a mile long!)

I’m so glad I got the chance to try these because they aren’t something I would have immediately rushed out to buy myself but now that I’ve used them I really like them!

Fun Double Buns with scunci pin twirls

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.

Triangle Nail Art a Tutorial

Below is an easy way I use to get sharp lines and shapes on my manicure without the use of striping tape.

I think the picture tutorial below is fairly self explanatory but there are a few steps I’d like to elaborate (below the pic)

I started by painting my nails Tahiti by ulta3 and let them dry completely.

triangle nail art tutorial

Step 1: This is what I used- clear polish (to ‘glue’ the triangles), tape (that I painted in an assortment of colours they are all unnamed BYS except for the silver which is a Nicole by OPI polish), scissors (smaller ones would have been a lot easier!) and tweezers (used to place triangles).

Step 2: Ok I wasn’t expecting this but the polish actually came off the sticky tape in one piece. I was originally going to just ‘stick’ the cut outs onto my nails but instead had to end up using the clear coat as a glue of sorts. I also cut out many many different triangles from the colours.

Step 3 & 4: I coated my nails in the clear polish and placed the triangle on in random spots, then finished off with a clear coat.

and finished, this was a bit fiddly but really easy. The only thing I have to really point out is make sure the polish ‘strips’ and your nails are dry.

 

Want to see another easy nail art pictorial, click here!

Want to see more tutorials, click here!

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

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