Thursday, 29 December 2011

Little Miss Heavy Metal

So today I’m going to show you how to do a metallic eye using CrushCosmetics. Personally I love a metallic eye at New Year’s because it really makes your eyes pop. The tools you need for this project is your favorite eyeshadow brush, black eyeliner and volumizing mascara.

Colors: bite me, funeral party & snowflake
Tools: the tools you need for this project is your favorite eyeshadow brush, black liner and mascara.

1.       Prep your lid: To even out skin tone and prevent creasing, spread a very small amount of foundation on the lid. Let set for a few seconds then set with translucent powder.
2.       Eyeshadow: Using a flat brush work color from lash line crease. In this case our base color is Bite Me from the CrushCosmetics line on
3.       Crease shadow: Using the same brush take a small amount of funeral party and work into crease. This color is concentrated so little goes a long way.
4.       Liner: Trace around your eyes with the black liner, to keep from looking to severe make your line fine.
5.       Highlighter: To help brighten up the inner corner of your eyes use a Pearl white shadow like snowflake and apply to the inner corners and just under your brow.
6.       Mascara: Then apply volumizing mascara.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Getting The Look

Okay, okay I'm slightly embarrassed to tell you that I love Kim Kardashian and it's not just that I like her reality T.V series but I think she has mad style. Though personally I like a much lighter makeup application, I love how she plays up her eyes and she always has a highlighter on her cheeks. I have choose this look today because it glamorous and fresh at the same time. The products shown below are all natural and can be found on the Sephora website, These picks will help you get the look. 

Josie Maran illuminizer: This bronze shade is perfect for highlighting and adding an instant beautiful luminosity to the face. 
Retails: $28
Free From: 

- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan 

Tips: I like to mix this with my foundation for a more illuminating glow. Also its amazing on bare skin.
Best part: This product isn't to sparkly so it look natural on your skin. 

Amazing Cosmetics: Suede Collection Eye kit: Suede Collection Eye Shadow compacts are formulated to create a variety of eye looks. From sophisticated to sassy.
Retails: $36
Free From: 
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan 
Tips: highly pigmented to apply lightly and then build.

Tarte:MultiplEYE Lash Enhancer: A natural lash enhancer that increases the appearance of lash length by 152%.
Retails $62
Free From 
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan
Also Free From: 

This product is formulated without Fragrance, Oil, Gluten, Dye, Talc, PPGs, MEA, DEA, TEA, formaldehyde donors, animal testing. This product is dermatologist tested as well as clinically tested.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Hello Sugar

So today I wanted to share with you my favorite CrushCosmetic product the Sugar Body Buff. I have to say this product is insane and in the winter it is key to keep your skin soft and moisturized.  This sugar scrub is 100% vegan and is made from brown sugar, Mango butter, Shea butter and jojoba oil. Also it smells good enough to eat.

Mango Butter: Is a premium skin care butter. It has emollient properties and is rich in antioxidants.  Also it had healing and regenerative abilities.

Shea Butter: Is my favorite out all the butters. It’s full of rich essential oils that moisturizes and promotes cell renewal. Amazing for hair, use on split ends.

Jojoba oil: Has high levels of vitamin E and heals dry and chapped skin.

Also use the sugar body buff on legs before shaving for a closer shave. Leaves legs soft, smooth and shiny. It’s also absolutely amazing on your feet after a long day at work.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Hair Care Magic

So I've been using Pureology volume system from about a month now and my hair has never been so soft and full. If you haven't heard of the salon brand Pureology it’s a fantastic 100% vegan hair care company. The only reason I started using this brand is because I have long colour treated hair and I wanted a product to protect from fading and damage from the elements. When I went to my hairdresser and told her want I was looking for and her knowing that I'm a vegetarian she gave me two free bottles of Pureology.  And let me just say It only took one wash and I was hooked.

WHY Pureology

AntiFadeComplex: contains a blend of potent antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens to protect colour from free radicals.

 ZeroSulfate: A system that is free from any sulfates witch is known to fade colour. The Pureology shampoos include a mild cleansing system, with no added salt, derived from coconut, corn, and sugar to deliver a rich lather and help optimize colour retention.

 100% vegan: Pureology combines the best of nature with advanced technology to ensure pure performance and radiant colour, and our products are made without animal products or by-products.

 ORGANIC BOTANICALS: Pureology is committed to developing naturally-based formulas infused with organic botanicals harvested from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

CrushCosmetic Giveaway

Before announcing the winner of the first CrushCosmetic giveaway, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated. I truly loved getting your emails and hearing about how much you liked my blog and the free samples. So I'm proud to say the winner of the CrushCosmetics giveaway In GINGER!!!! Congratulations Ginger and I hope you like the Crush eye shadows.

Colours above are Doll Part, Godiva and Bitch

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Crimson Lips

The sexiest trend this season is the crimson mouth. On the fall runway red lips were shown in several shows such as Donna Karen, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior and with all of them choosing a punchier lip colour. I love a good red lipstick but I find it hard and sometimes to severe on my fair skin. I find on my skin tone and my blonde hair that a red lipstick with either a yellow or orange undertone looks best. Someone with medium skin and dark hair looks better in ared with a blue undertone and last but not least if you have fair skin and dark hair the world is your oyster you can choose any red.

 Over the years I have found out the a red lip is all about balance so pair it up witha soft smoky eye and instead of using black go for a brown or gold. It will soften the look and give you a more ethereal look.
Tips and tricks

 - Use a lip scrub and moisturizer before applying. This will keep your lips from drying out and make it easier to apply colour. THe
- A great trick to keeping your lipstick from bleeding is to outline them lightly in foundation. It keeps the colour in place.

- For the illusion of fuller lips use a lip pencil. Note: NEVER use a pencil the is darker than your lipstick

- Always apply a gloss it helps it last.

The winner of the CrushCosmetic Give away will be posted tomorrow.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Hello Bright Eyes

Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite mascaras “The Deep Colour Mascara" By Korres. I love this mascara because it provides a deep glossy colour while conditioning and nourishing your lashes. Also it helps promote growth and strengthens at the same time. The cool thing about this product is that it contains Rice Bran because it expands to maximum volume. In my experience this mascara doesn't smudge or flake and leaves you lashes feeling soft. I give this product major points because it goes on smoothly and doesn’t clump like every other mascara. This product can be found at Sephora and retails for $18.

 The "Deep Colour Mascara" is formulated without

- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Mineral Oils

- Petro- Chemicals
- Propylene Glycol

- Ethanolomines

- GMOs
- Synthetic Fragrances

- Synthetic Dye

Monday, 21 November 2011

Lips of an Angel

One of my favorite things to use before applying any makeup is a lip scrub. Not only does it scrubs away dead rough skin but it also get blood flowing to your lips and leave then full and soft. Personally I have helped develop this lip scrub using raw brown sugar and fine white sugar. I love his product because its 100% natural and it work wonders during winter when the cold wreaks havoc on your lips. Not to mention that it smells and taste like caramel and comes in super pretty packaging.

Gentility buff small circles on lips and wipe clean. Then apply your favorite lip tint.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Cat's Meow

This season it’s all about lined eyes and the biggest contender is the kitten eye. Then Kitten eye witch is a thinner version of the original '60s cat eye. It’s perfect for day and later when you want to go out just thicken for a bolder look. The best product for the job is liquid eyeliner that way you have a fluid line. Now, now I know using liquid eyeliner can sometime be difficult but here are some tips on making the application flawless.

1. It all about the applicator: I like using liquid eyeliner that is like a pen. It’s easy and mess free.
2. Take your time. There's nothing worse than being rushed when applying a liquid liner.
3. Start at the middle and work your way in, then out using small brush strokes.
3. When at the outer corner of the eye draw a small flick.
4. Personally I like to rest my elbow on a stead surface for support and to stead my hand.

Best product for the job.

Josie Maran, Magic Marker Argan Liquid Eye Liner is fantastic with its thin felted tip. This liner is a sure fire way to create dramatic sexy eyes.

This product is free of
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan

Friday, 4 November 2011

Crush Giveaway

I'm proud to present my first CrushCosmetics giveaway. The giveaway will end December 4th 2011 and all you need to do to participate is follow this blog. This month I'm giving away three stunning Crush Mica shadows in Doll Parts, Godiva and Bitch (left to right). If you would like to check out these colours at

Also if you would like to make a purchase on the CrushCosmetics Etsy website use discount code: Crush20 and get 20% off your purchase.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Something Fresh

I’m so excited to share with you that the CrushCosmetics has finally launched on Etsy. CrushCosmetics is about giving insight about 100% natural makeup that won’t cause irritation your breakout to your skin. We focus on giving makeup that is free on Talc, Paraben’s and Bismuth and is free of any animal products. Below are some reason to stay away from products that contain any of these ingredients.

Paraben’s: are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They are becoming increasingly controversial, however, because they have been found in extremely low concentrations in breast cancer tumors and other cancers.

Talc:  is a soft mineral used in cosmetics and industrial applications.  Talc has many uses in cosmetics and personal care products including as an absorbent, anti-caking agent and to improve the feel of a product. However it can irritate the skin and case breakouts. Talc has also been link to ovarian cancer.
Bismuth: Can be found on the table of element and for some users, the bismuth causes itching, especially if they get very warm and/or their face sweats. Bismuth is used in cosmetics because it wide range of pigment.
       Colours above are: Poison and Vixen
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