Tuesday, 19 April 2011

LOTD A safe nude MAC Duo for lip

I struggle with nudes. I find them hard to wear and have to really search for a nude that works for me.

Gosh Darling is exactly what I hate about most nudes, yet I do like to wear darling with a pink toned gloss over the top - I could never wear it solo. The chalky dry concealer look is what fears me most when venturing down nude street. In fact I find a daring pink or red less scary than a nude because I know exactly where I am at with a bold colour - when sampling nudes I'm a tad uncertain!

After a few tinkles with some too pink, too beige, too brown, too peach, I have found what I believe to be the safest easiest nude bet for me...hoorah!

Introducing MAC HUE and MAC POETIC LICENCE Lipglass which sadly was Limited edition BUT I would liken it to Florabundance. I find both ultra moisturising and being a Glaze formula Hue really is a dream to apply. So these are my 'safe nudes'. *see image not too scary*

Having said that Im always on the lookout for a new combo and I am interested in what is your favourite Go to nude lippie?

A short post tonight girls I'm mad busy as per usual but please do share your secret nude ; )


Miss Jones


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

A 'NATURAL' FOTD that uses LOTS of products!

When the sun is out I crave a healthy 'no make up' look, this of course takes time and lots of products.

I have been wearing this look lately and my Fiance has been all about the compliments. Having said that he is the kind of guy that says 'Hello beautiful' when I walk into the room after my  bath with a rosy shiny face, fluffy freshly washed hair and mismatched jim jams. Liar!
But seriously he always seems to be ever so slightly more adoring when I am wearing less makeup?

I think because I enjoy wearing make up and I am relatively 'ok' at applying it, it's all to easy to over egg the pudding just to show that one can blend, apply liner, contour, wear colour etc etc. Sometimes maybe less is more...

This look is not about being on trend or making a statement but just simply to highlight what is already there.

Here is my 'nude' FOTD

Hello sneaky lady pose - always with the sneaky stare! So I'm wearing no make up...pah-yeah right! This is how I wish I looked when I woke up in the morning sadly nay nay, tis not to be.
 I LOVE to heavily highlight my cheekbones, brows and cupids bow, especially when all other make up is kept very natural.

I used MAC Bare study paint pot all over my lid and contoured with a peach from the MAC Play on Plums Mineralize eye shadow. The darker shade was very lightly smudged under lower lashes. As always with a 'fresh' look ivory eyeliner was applied directly to the waterline, MAC Zoom Lash was applied to the lashes and brows were filled in using Illamasqua shadow then set with a clear gel.

All of this for a Natural look...

And for those who don't recognise the packaging:

Avon Ideal Shade Foundation (Fabulous fabulous product) Shade Creamy
Illamasqua concealer
ELF HD Powder
Sleek Contour (Light)
Mac MSF Shimpagne
W7 Blush (amazing pigment and so cheap) Baby Pink
Mac Paint pot Bare study (all over lid and under lower lash line)
Mac Play on Plums Mineralize shadow (darker plum colour under lower lashes, sand colour as contour)
Mac zoom lash
Illamasqua Jules (brows)
No 7 clear lash gel
Soap and Glory Arch De Triumph eye brightener
Front cover peach gloss
Mac lip liner stone
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

And that's it folks, what do you think? do you agree that sometimes creating a 'natural' look can take just as much time as a full on glamour look?


Miss Jones


Thursday, 7 April 2011

Jingle Jangle...they always afer me lucky charms *irish accent*

Anyone that knows me will know that I am OBSESSED with anything big sparkly and jingle jangly. I have far too many rings, bangles, necklaces and earrings.

A post from the gorgeous chic beauty inspired me to do a little what's new to my collection post.

I am mostly loving mixing silver, gold, metal, bangles, leather and cord for a grungy eclectic look on my wrists.

I always wear my Tiffany and Thomas Sabo pearl but I layer daily with what I feel like on the day!

My faves for spring are....

Peach and Brown cord H& M under £1.99 each..bargain!

Debenhams £15 each

Turquoise bead (very 70's) and White leather 'Cest la vie' with Eiffel tower charm both from ASOS  (look fab with a tan!)

I could carry on but this would be one hell of a very looong post. So that is all for now. 

What kind of girl are you, will only Tiffany do or are you up for a bit of shabby chic high street?

On a slightly different subject, this blog has taken on a roll that occasionally veers away from simple make up talk. What can I say- It's evolved!

I do not proclaim to be any kind of high fashion gal but I know a girl who is. Winner of last years Cosmo award for Best New Blogger, a friend of mine and really lovely girl Emma. Go check her out over at What Emma Did

Much Love

Miss Jones


Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Lips are gonna get ya!

Hi everyone! 

Thought I would share a spookily large close up of my lips in this LOTD. This is such an easy no brainer on days when I am feeling a little peaky and fed up. It calls for a dash of pink, a touch of gloss and a great big pucker up! 


NYX Narcissus 509 a vibrant cool toned true dolly pink
MAC LipGlass Elle (may be discontinued) Pearlescent white/pink/peach with gold flecks (lovely!)

Coincidentally I bought the lipstick from the one and only Stacy over at Nude Obsession and she deserves this blatant shout out due to making me laugh out loud on several occasions on Twitter this past week. Go follow her blog if you do not do so already - we share a passion for foundations - of dubious shades...

Until next time


Miss Jones


Monday, 4 April 2011

NOTD - Flamingooo!!

Hello fellow beauty obsessives!

The Sun has been shining of late and my nails are crying out for colour!!! My skin is also crying out for a tan because unlike Jerry Hall I DO NOT rock the pale skin, red lip look (boo hoo).

QUE IMAGEIO - I have been wearing this a lot lately because it makes me feel a little beam oh happiness deep inside when I catch a glimpse of the shade.

Barry M PINK FLAMINGO you lovely little perfect true coral pink!

What is on your nails right now?


Miss Jones


Sunday, 3 April 2011

FOTD and Sleek Primer Palette Review

Happy Mothers day ladies!

Firstly I have had this palette for some time and have not really used it (Naughty Naughty Miss Jones)

I heard good things about this palette, some even claiming it to be the best yet from Sleek!
I wouldn't go that far but I think the concept is great and I like the versatility of each primer being a good long lasting cream shadow. Yet I personally believe that a white and a black primer is all you need to create any look. Nonetheless the palette is extraordinarily good value for money as with all the Sleek palettes. In fact every time I use Sleek eye shadows I receive a compliment on the vibrancy of the pigment.

My favourite of the Sleek line is the original palette I use the gold, teal and purple to death and have touched pan!!! yay!

Here is the Primer palette

All can be used individually or in conjunction with any other shadow hence the combinations are never ending 

It retailed for £7.00 but is now out of stock on their site-darn it!
I love sleek and panic buy whenever a new product becomes available because unlike MAC sleek has never let me down. I also love the no nonsense 'sleek' (get it!) packaging.

There are lots of pics to follow (eek - almost a year on and I still cringe at posting pics of my mug on here).

First pic with just the green primer (bottom row 3rd from left) along the lid and the black was used under the lower lash line and in the crease slightly blended. As you can see this would create a pretty wash of colour for those not so brave when it come to brights. Perfect for summer.

Left eye topped with shadow compared to the primed only right eye
OK so what I used was as follows sheesh there looks a lot:

Rimmel 25hr 200 Soft Beige
Urban Decay Toasted Bronzer (contour)
Illamasqua excite (apples)
Benefit Girl meets pearl (cupids bow, brow bone, cheeks)
Rimmel Stay Matte powder (T Zone)

Sleek primer
Front cover (FC) Limeade (matte lime green) all over the lid and inner corner
FC Bright Aqua outer corner blended into crease
FC Tarn Green higher socket blended in to Aqua
FC Azimuth lower lash line on inner corner
FC midnight outer lower lash line blended into FC Bayou
Rimmel Volume Flash Ultra Black
No7 Brow gel
Illamasqua powder shadow Jules (brows)
Lashes Clear thread bone

Shadow on both eyes and False lashes used on the lower right eye compared to the left where only lashes were used on the top - see how the eye opens up

Top strip lashes only 

MAC Stone lip pencil (applied then rubbed into lips to soften line
Rimmel 110 Colour Show off Pink Gossip
MAC Lip glass Icescape
Top strip lashes and mascara on the bottom lashes 

Finished result

My 'good side' ha ha

This was my genuine FOTD and when it came to remove the eyeshadow the bugger wouldn't budge! So the primer DOES definitely inject a strong dose of longevity into the shadow, I will be tinkering with using the other lovely shades as colour shadow as my gut instinct tells me that these babies will not crease!

Off for a bit of TOWIE now ; )


Miss Jones