Thursday, 27 March 2014

Stila In The Light tutorial

Hello everyone, today I have a quick and easy tutorial for you using the Stila In The Light palette, but all it requires is a black, bronze, and highlight shade which you can get in most palettes. First I used Ebony (black) all over the lid, and on top of that put Gilded Gold (bronze) all over the lid and slightly under the lower lash line, then finished off with a bit of Bare in the inner corner.

I love easy looks like this, in my opinion it always looks better layering two shades than using one, and if you have quite a defined crease this can look better than the usual contouring eye look.

Rach xo

Sunday, 23 March 2014

FOTD: purple and gold

Hi, this is a quick FOTD of a quick and easy bold eyeshadow look. I love how the purple and gold goes  together and think it gives a subtle pop of colour to any full-on makeup look.

Revlon Photoready - Eye Primer and Brightener
Maybelline Color Tattoo - 40 Permanent Taupe
KIKO eyeshadow - 41 Viola Nero Melange (using a wet brush)
Barry M Bold Waterproof Eyeliner - Gold
L'oreal SuperSlim eyeliner pen
Maybelline The Falsies mascara
Half lashes

Let me know what you think
Rach xo

Monday, 17 March 2014

FOTD: Smoky eye

Working in a beauty hall, I often play with the makeup before or after the store closes or if there's no customers, and today this dark smoky eye was the result of that.

Let me know what you think and if you would like to see a tutorial, honestly I can't remember what products I used for this but I will happily make a tutorial for a similar look as smoky eyes are my favourite to do!

Rach xo

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Liebster award

I was nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Mel ( thank you very much for choosing me Mel it was so sweet of you. This is an award designed for bloggers with 200 followers or less to encourage interaction between new bloggers and maybe discover a few new people.

There are a few rules:
1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. You must state 11 facts about yourself.
3. You must answer the 11 questions given to you, from your nominator. 
4. You must nominate other bloggers, and set 11 questions for them to answer.
5. You can’t nominate the person who nominated you.
6. You must tell the people you’ve nominated them, so they can take part!
 Here are the 11 Facts About me:
1. I have my own flat near the heart of Liverpool
2. I have loved playing with makeup since I was 7 or 8 years old
3. I studied maths at university, yep, I'm a geek.
4. My favourite music to listen to at the moment is Haim and Bastille
5. I love baking and make cakes for all of my friends on their birthdays, it's become a tradition
6. My dream is to travel the world
7. I am obsessed with Harry Potter
8. I have an older sister and no brothers
9. Im terrible at applying false eyelashes
10. Ive been playing the piano since I was 6 years old
11. My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years

Here are the questions Mel has nominated me to answer:
1. What are your favourite beauty and skincare brands?
Beauty would have to be Mac, and skincare probably Nivea because I'm not one for high end skincare
2. What do you like doing in your spare time? (apart from blogging)
I spend most of my time at work. Usually on my time off I'm either shopping, watching things on Netflix with my other half, or going out with my friends, which often involves shopping as well!
3. Which people are your favourite YouTubers? (if you watch YouTube)
Zoella (of course), Beautycrush, Andrea's choice, Jaclyn Hill, Carli, and many others 
4. What do you want to do as a career, or if you already have one, what do you do?
I'm a personal shopper which is basically Debenham's name for a shop assistant! I enjoy it a lot because I get to play with makeup all day!
5. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Connecting with people who have the same interests as you and making friends
6. What is your favourite film?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
7. How long have you been blogging for?
Um a few days! I've been reading blogs for years but decided enough was enough and to go for it
8. What music do you like?
"Indie", I suppose.
9. What is your favourite colour?
Red or green
10. What is your favourite social networking site, and why? 
Twitter or Blogger! I only really use Facebook to message people and I don't have instagram so :)

Here are my nominees:
Rebecca Kate @ Charming Skies
Laura @ Blog-Beautique

And here are the questions I want to ask Rebecca and Laura:
1) What is the one product you couldn't live without in your daily makeup routine?
2) What is your go to eyeshadow look from which palette?
3) Favourite lipstick to rock a red lip?
4) Favourite place to shop for clothes?
5) What do you want to do as a career or if you already have one, what do you do?
6) Talk us through an average day in your life
7) What's your number one skin cleanser?
8) Favourite spring outfit to wear?
9) How much makeup do you wear on an average day?
10) What is the most expensive piece of makeup you own?
11) How do you store your makeup?

Thanks for reading!
Rach xo

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sensuous Burgundy tutorial

I came up with this simple and bold eye look today while playing with my KIKO colour seduction palette in '02 sensuous burgundy'. Its a great palette with amazing quality shadows and the colours are to die for.

I finished off the look with a bit of green eyeliner on the waterline, a coat of mascara and my go to cat eye.

I even made a tutorial for you lucky people. I love using the masking tape trick to create sharp eyeshadow looks but if you don't have any you can always clean up afterwards using a facial wipe. The shimmers in this palette do have a bit of fall out so cleaning up afterwards is wise. As you can see this is a very easy look to accomplish using only 4 shades and a base, I use the NYX jumbo eye pencil in 'milk' for this.

Please let me know in the comments below what you think and if you'll be trying out this look. 

Rach xo

Hello world

So this is my first blog post, welcome to Wanderlust and Ramblings!

This will be primarily a beauty blog. I will be posting tutorials and FOTDs, maybe even the odd tag or more personal post, but makeup is my true passion. I'm always experimenting with new looks and could never be bored with an eyeshadow palette in front of me. Makeup is even part of my job, I'm a personal shopper in Debenhams where I give advice to customers and do makeovers.

I'm a huge fan of baking, travelling the world and Harry Potter. So this blog might become a mixture of ramblings on these and many more topics. I hope you like it.

Rach xo