Saturday, 6 October 2012

Holiday house and Weston-Super-Mare

 Hey everyone, it's time for part two of my Somerset holiday adventure! But first a face:

Face: Avon Magix face perfector, Sleek blush in Squash (from Pumpkin Blush by 3)
Eyes: Illamasqua Illuminator in Fondle, Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss, black mascara, Mac Fling on my eyebrows
Lips: Mac Pink Nouveau

Beneath the cut are some photos from Weston-Super-Mare and from our amazing holiday house.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Wookey Hole Witch

 Here's a look I made on my holiday, not the most exciting but I thought it was quite pretty and my Mum said I looked a bit like Kate Bush in the photos so I thought I'd share :)

Face: Illamasqua Skin Base foundation in 02, some unnamed No 7 pressed powder, Darling Girl Sweet Cheeks cream blush in Just Bitten
Eyes: I made the eyeshadows, Illamasqua Precision Ink eyeliner in Abyss, Collection 2000 glitter eyeliner in Rock Chick
Lips: Mac Kanga-Rouge, Illamasqua Opulent

I thought I'd share some photos from my family holiday to Somerset, first up is our trip to Wookey Hole, home of the famous caves and witch. There's tonnes of pics so I've put them under the cut :)

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lipglossiping Paris competition entries

The beautiful Charlotte from Lipglossiping is having a competition (sponsored by Vaseline) where the prize is a holiday to Paris! It ends at midnight tonight and I only discovered it yesterday so spent the afternoon hastily making entries because of course I'd really like to go to Paris! Here are my entries

1. Gargoyle
This was based on the gorgeous gargoyles that sit atop Notre Dame. Notre Dame is an absolutely gorgeous building but the gargoyles are my favourite bit because I just love them and their plaintive faces. This is a relief sculpture made from fake nails and then painted with nail polish in various shades of grey (and black and white) I used China Glaze, Barry M and Models Own polishes and the nails are off a generic unbranded nail wheel:

And here's a couple of work in progress shots because it looked really cool before I painted it too

2. Another gargoyle!
Yeah I really like the Notre Dame gargoyles. This time I carved his little face from an old lipstick. It was basically impossible to get a photo showing all the detail but I hope you can see some of it at least!

3. Mona Lisa Face
So while the painting is of course not Parisian it is probably the most famous painting displayed in the Louvre which is in so to me the painting always reminds me of Paris. This was made by rubbing various eyeshadows (mostly Barry M Dazzle Dusts) onto paper with cotton wool balls and buds. Then I added some detail using Illamasqua medium pencils in Sophie (black) and Vow (creamish). I just did the face as it's the most iconic part (and if I'd done the whole thing it would have taken forever!)

4. Pontilist Eiffel
And finally a more simple entry, an Eiffel tower. I used the French pontilism technique (tonnes of tiny dots) with colours inspired by fauvism and just covered a piece of paper, then I cut out the shape of the tower and stuck it on some plain white paper. The dots are all nail polish (various brands and colours)

I hope you like them all! Even if I don't win it was really fun to play around and got the old artistic juices flowing :)