Friday, 23 August 2013

Pin up Makeup Look: Makeup Tutorial

Hey Beauties,

So it has been a while since I purchased the Lime Crime Velvetines and I still had not worn it out (Read Review Here). Last Wednesday, my friend encouraged me to wear it and so I did :)
I paired it up with a very simple eye look:

Step 1:

Applied NYX Jumbo eye shadow pencil in 'Milk' and set it with a white eyeshadow.

Step 2:

I chose a very soft brown and applied it in the crease of the eye and blended it.

Step 3:

I applied a slightly darker brown in the outer 'V' of the eye and blended it with the soft brown colour I applied before.

Step 4:

Applied a black eyeliner and winged it out more then usual.

Step 5:

Loads of coats of mascara.

Then, of course, I applied the Lime Crime Velvetines. A downside that I noticed about this product is the applicator. It is a doe foot applicator, therefore extra care must be taken since it is much easier to not applying the product perfectly with this kind of wand, at least for me.

Last step, I applied a dark pink blush, contoured my face slightly and applied a highlighter on my cheek bones.

I think this is one of the easiest tutorials so far since the main focus are the lips.

That's all for the post,

Hope you liked the tutorial,

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx

The Liebster Award

Hey Beauties,

I have just found out that I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Styles of Summers. I am really grateful and honoured to be nominated for this award and thank you Jessica for nominating me.

The Liebster Award is an award for up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The award's aim is to raise awareness for nominated blogs, and enable the blogger to enhance its audience.
The nomination's rules consist of the following:
1) List ten facts about myself.
2) Answer the ten questions that Styles of Summers gave me. 
3) Nominate bloggers who have under 200 followers and link them in my post. 
4) Come up with ten new questions for the people I nominate for The Liebster Award. 
5) Tell the nominees that I have nominated them so that they can answer the questions
So let's start:
Ten facts about myself
1) I am from Malta which is a very small island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Our neighbours are Sicily and Italy.
2) I love travelling. I try to at least travel once a year, however it always depends on the situation of my finances ;)
3) My favourite places that I have visited so far are London, followed second by Paris.
4) My main aim in life is to work abroad for at least 2 years.
5) I have graduated last year with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) Degree in Insurance and Finance and currently I am reading an ICAEW ACA Degree in Accountancy.
6) The first You Tube guru that I followed was Panacea81. I didn't have any idea how to apply eye shadows and experiment with colours. She was my first inspiration.
7) My favourite eye look is a black smoky eye with subtle pink lips. I like how it makes my eyes stand out and it is ideal for a night out with friends.
8) My favourite outfit is a flowy dress with a high- low hem line.
9) Favourite colour: Royal Blue
10) The car I drive is a Blue Kia Piccanto 2004 Model.
Ten Questions asked by Styles of Summers:
1) If you could have dinner with any celebrity/designer, past or present, who would it be and why?
I would have dinner with Kate Hudson. She is my all time favourite actress, love her style and hair. 

2) Lipgloss or lipstick? 

Lipstick because it can be worn in any weather condition. If it is windy weather, then lip gloss would end up smeared all over your face.

3) Favourite holiday you've been on?

London and Paris :)

4) Bright or nude nail varnishes? 

Bright colours for sure.

5) Actual book or kindle? 

Actual hard copy book. I collect them and hope to have a personal library in the future.

6) What's your favourite song? 

At the moment: Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars

7) Satchel or backpack? 

Neither. I don't like the look of them.

8) If you could have a free subscription to any magazine, what magazine would you choose and why? 

Cosmopolitan. I used to purchase it in the past and I find it interesting.

9) What is your favourite film and why?

Something Borrowed: I have watched it more then 5 times I think, I love the story line.

10) What is your favourite item you own and why? 

MAC Lip stick: it is my favourite brand.

Nominated Blogs:

Island of Make Believe:
Poccaloca's Blog:
Passion to Beauty:

Ten New Questions:

1) What do you like doing in your free time?
2) Do you have any pets at home?
3) How was your interest in makeup/fashion sparked?
4) Do you have any favourite celebrity?
5) What is your current favourite trend?
6) Who is your favourite youtuber?
7) What is your favourite song?
8) If you could take part in any film, what would it be?
9) Did you know about this blog before I nominated your blog?
10) What posts would you like to read in the future?

I have followed all the rules, the last thing that I still need to do is tell the nominated blogs that I have nominated them.

Thank you again Jessica for nominating Beauty is our Passion blog.

Until Next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx



Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Evening Smoky Eye: Makeup Tutorial

Hey Beauties,

Excuse me for not posting lately however, I have been too busy studying for my upcoming exams.

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a singing concert, were I wore a black, subtle cat eye, smoky eye. Hope you like it :)
Products Used
Step 1: Applied Essence Cover Stick Concealer and Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation.

Step 2: Applied NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Base in 'Milk' all over the lid, and blended it out, to form a sticky base for the eye shadows to last longer.

Step 3: Used 77 eye shadow palette and applied a light beige color on top of the 'Milk'.

Step 4: Next, applied a dark eye shadow to the outer 'V' of my lid and blended it out as much as I could. Then, I built up the color little by little to the intensity that I wanted.

Step 5: Applied a black eye shadow on top of the grey and blended the two colors together.

Step 6: As a transition color I used a soft brown color and blended the grey and brown together below the brow bone.

Step 7: Used a highlight color from the palette and applied it exactly beneath the brow bone and in the tear duct, to reflect light. Then, applied a subtle code in the inner corner of my eye.

Step 8: Applied Essence Long Lasting eye pencil in the color 'Cool Down' under my lower lashes and blended it in between the lashes together with Essence Long Lasting eye pencil in the color 'Black Fever' on my water line.

Step 9: Next, applied Essence Gel eye liner on my upper lid in a subtle cat eye form, and then approximately 3 coats of Maybelline Colossal Mascara.

Final Look
Step 10: As for the lips, I applied MAC Lip Liner in the color 'Magenta' all over the lip. Then applied Essence lipstick in the color 'Flirty Pink'. At the moment, this is my favourite lip combination :)

Lip Combination
That is all for this post,

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Don't forget to follow this blog for the upcoming Essence Cosmetics Giveaway ;)

Until next time,

Take Care,

Jessica xxx