Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Brows on fleek & video filming!

Hello you lovely lot!!

How's it going? Well I've been playing around and filming a few little short videos. A few people have suggested I start YouTube but to be honest im not very confident with doing that unfortunately & plus i would blabber on about the most random things id get that nervous and my filming technique isn't exactly Oscar winning at the moment so yeah haha. But I have decided to start filming short little tutorials to post on my instagram and I've found a really cool little app called Splice and it's really good for video editing and adding text and photos into your footage so if anyone is looking for a good app for that kind of stuff then there's one for you ;). So last week I done a short video on my new nude lipstick and lip liner I featured in my last post. I wasn't planning on posting it as I thought it was pretty terrible but it actually turned out okay so I posted it on my instagram if you want to check it out you can here: www.instagram.com/glambykerrielouise I kind of ruined it by putting really big text across it saying "NUDE LIPS" haha, but hey im still getting the hang of this filming malarkey. So anyway back to the topic of conversation. Today I filmed a little tutorial on how I fill in my brows and here it is...

Tried to slow it down a little as it filmed it in Time-Lapse but as we all know instagram only has a 15 second limit for video clips so I had to cram it all in. The products I used are my usual ones i use in my everyday brow routine. Here's a list of products i used...
1. Rimmel brow pencil in "Dark Brown."
2. Makeup Revolution focus & fix liquid concealer in "fair."
4. Just a standard angled brush (i bought mine from Primark for like a £1.)
5. A spoolie i definitely recommend you use one of these as they spread the product through the brow so they don't look like slugs. (No one wants that.) Mine is by SO ECO BRUSHES and i got it in their eye set.
Here's some photos of all the products  used..
That's all for now guys, hope you're all having a good week!!
Speak soon, peace out!
mwah xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Collection haul!

Hey guys!

It's me again, im quite proud of the fact that it's only been a week since my last post it's usually a few weeks but I did say in my last post I was stepping up my blogging game, OH YEAH!! haha. So anyway I hope everyone's having a good week. I am loving these dark wintery nights aren't you? I love just getting into my PJ's and having nice hot cups of tea with my blanket and watching TV. That's what im doing right now, well apart from the TV part cause I'd get too distracted if that was on. How good is the TV at the moment?! I am obsessed with Celebrity Big Brother and all the crazy goings on. But anyway back to what I am writing this post about. So I've been hearing lots of great things about the make up brand Collection. In quite a few of the youtubers videos I watch they've featured some of their products so I thought hmm.. im going to have to try them out. So the other day I was browsing the make up aisle as per usual. I always seem to be drawn to that damn aisle but anyway I went to the collection stand as I was looking for a nice nude lipstick and lip liner to go with it. I've bought nude lipsticks in the past but they have been a little bit pricey and I wanted one that was affordable but great quality. So collection have a wide range of lipsticks and I tried out all the nude colours but I was drawn to the one called "Café Au Lait" and it's number "22." It's a gorgeous nude shade with a hint of beige/caramel and it has a really creamy/glossy base so it leaves your lips with a slight sheen. I teamed it with one of Collections lip pencils and I went with their "Chocolate" pencil in number "10." This is like a chocolate brown colour and it goes really well with the lipstick and really gives your lips that plump full look.

Here's a photo of me wearing "Café Au Lait" lipstick & "Chocolate" lip liner by Collection.

I loveeeeeee it!! I actually love it that much im going to buy another one just so I have one in front for when my current one runs out. I also bought two of Collections liquid eyeliners and they are the "Fast Stroke" eyeliners which im wearing in this photo. They are so easy to apply and give you that sharp flick you want to achieve when applying your winged liner. I definitely recommend. Here's a photo of all the products I have featured..
So guys if you're looking for some great quality eyeliner, lipstick or lip pencils then I definitely recommend Collection products to you.
That's all for now guys, don't forget to check out my Instagram: www.instagram.com/glambykerrielouise where im always posting new make up looks.
I'll be back soon with a new post and I already have an idea what it will be about so stay tuned.. ;)
Speak soon guys, mwah
peace out! xxx

Monday, 7 September 2015

Lets talk brush cleaning!

Hello my loves!

Hope you've all had a great weekend. I cant believe its Monday already!! I think the weekend went pretty fast what do you think? Anyway in my last post I said I was going to do a post on brush cleaning and hey ho as its what I like to call it "No make up Monday" or "Kerrie's too lazy to paint her face today" day I thought right lets give my brushes a clean and as I'm not wearing make up today it gives them a chance to dry out properly all day as I wont be using them. So for this post I wanted to document every step I take through the brush cleaning process. Oh wait hang on I've just realised that's a pretty cool song.. "Every step you take.." haha!! anyway back to brush cleaning. I'm going to do this step by step and picture by picture (If my laptop co-operates with me.) So you know exactly how I clean them from start to finish. So first here's a picture of my dirty full of make up brushes..

As you can see their definitely in need of a good cleaning!! I always find that my foundation brushes get the most dirtiest as they are the ones using the most product and doing a lot of the work. Anyway as you can see I have a wide/weird range of brushes these are just some of them. My brushes range from Real Techniques, to Primark, to EBay. I'm not a brush snob. Sometimes the cheaper a product is the better they are and as long as they do the job who cares if they were only cheap. So back to the cleaning process I'm going to do this step by step, so here goes...
Here's what you'll need to clean your brushes.
1. Bowl
2. Mild baby shampoo (I use the Johnsons one.)
3. A clean hand
4. Luke warm water
5. A towel
6. Cool place to dry out your brushes
How to clean your brushes step by step.
STEP 1. So firstly you'll need your bowl.
STEP 2. Baby shampoo.
STEP 3. Add the shampoo to the bowl.
STEP 4. Take your brush and place it in the shampoo and in a circular motion swirl it round the product.
STEP 5. Then make sure you have nice clean hands and with the palm of your hand place the brush with the product on it and with circular motions rub the product into your hand you'll start to see all of the make up come out of your brush and onto the palm of your hand.
STEP 6. Run your brush under a luke warm tap and squeeze out all of the soap so that there is none left in your brush. Keep doing this until you see the water run clean and so their is no more make up coming out of your brush.
STEP 6. Lay out a clean fresh hand towel on a flat surface, preferably where there's a window with fresh air coming in & place your brushes on the towel facing where the air is coming in. Leave them there for a few hours to dry out & then you'll have nice clean sparkling brushes.
And so there you go there's my step by step on brush cleaning. I hope it's helped you guys out a little. Can I just say how important it is to clean your brushes and maintain them. I usually do mine once a week if I can as it's crazy the amount of product and germs they collect when you're using them on a daily basis. Plus its important to clean them to help keep your skin nice and clear and spot free. And if like me you suffer from the odd break out cleaning your brushes regularly helps reduce the chances of a break out as you're minimizing the bacteria and dirt that can get into your brushes. I'm going to do a post on skin care and my skin care routine soon so stay tuned guys.
Well that's all for now, hope you guys have a great week & I will be getting another post up this week maybe even two, oooh check me out!! I'm going to start and do a few fashion posts as well as my regular make up and beauty posts. It's an excuse to pose in some of my fave outfits I guess haha!! so stay tuned.
Speak soon guys, mwah peace out!!

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush! (Review)

Hello lovelies!!

Well it's been a while since my last post hasn't it?!! I'm feeling chatty so I thought I'd pick up my laptop and finally get round to doing a new post!! plus I've purchased an AMAZING new brush so I figured I could write about how fab it is!! So I've been hearing about Real Techniques for quite a while and how good their brushes are but I've only ever really seen them on instagram, or youtube when im watching tutorials or in the shops but I've never actually tried them out for myself. So last week i was cruising the make up aisles of superdrug and i ended up looking at the Real Techniques brushes range they have and i came across the "Expert Face Brush." Now I've been wanting to purchase some Real Techniques brushes for quite a while and i figured with it being my first one i might as well try out one that's going to apply my foundation which is the main part and feature of your make up. So i picked it up and had a read of the packaging and i thought this looks like a really good brush, plus i got quite excited over the fact i was buying a new make up brush. SAD i know. So yeah i decided to buy it and i came home and re done all my make up cause i wanted to see how well the brush applied my foundation. I've always used flat foundation brushes and this one is more kinda puffy like a buffer brush than your regular flat brushes, so i was intrigued to see how well my foundation would turn out. It's safe to say i was very happy with the results!! I put a tiny bit of foundation on each part of my face and i then in circular motions buffed the product into my skin and the brush spread the foundation so effortlessly and evenly i was really impressed. The brush bristles are also really soft on your skin plus the appearance of the brush in general is pretty with its gold and black colours. I paid £8.99 for this brush in superdrug which i think is a great value price for such a well known brand. Here's a photo of the brush so you can see what it looks like..

After using this brush i will definitely be purchasing more of these little beauties. I definitely recommend Real Techniques if you're looking for well known, good quality, inexpensive brushes to add to your collection or if you're just starting out your collection. I will do another post on the other brushes when i purchase them. I'm also going to do a post on my brush cleaning technique in my next post so I'll keep you posted.
Hope everyone is having a good week guys, and I'll speak to you soon!!
Mwah! xxx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Rimmel lipstick review!

Hello lovely people!!

Well it's me again, you know when I wrote my last post I took my laptop into the garden as it was a lovely warm summers day and I sat there ahhh it was bliss. Yet today it looks like its gonna rain so im sat in my room writing this. BOO!! Where has the summer gone. I am more of a winter girl and when most of your wardrobe consists of black you kind of have to be haha. So anyway back to me writing about my usual make-up stuff, I said in my last post or the one before that I would do a review of one of my FAVEEEEEE lippys. Now the lipstick im talking about is by Rimmel I use pretty much all their products as I just love them. But yeah back to the lipstick Kerrie.. So it's called the moisture renew lipstick and the shade I wear which is my favourite is number "470 Glam Plum Fulham." Now I cant tell you the many reasons why I love this lipstick. Let's start at 1. I LOVE the shade it's like a maroon/purple really intense colour. 2. It has a beautiful glossy sheen to it not like other lipsticks that dry out your lips. 3. It lasts for hours. I can put it on and drink & eat and the colour is still really bold and intense after a couple of hours. And lastly reason number 4. It lasts for ages!! I bought my current one about 5-6 months ago and its still going strong. Well im down to my last little bit but we are not parting ways just yet, I will not let this little gem go until theres literally nothing left hahaha. (I'll take a photo of how much is left and how long it's lasted. And i'll obviously post a photo of how it looks when its all new and pretty and unused cause I've got 1 or maybe even two in front of this liptick cause im dead sad like that. So yeah let me post some photos of me wearing this beautiful little piece of make-up gold... By the way can I just say how stupid is it that in 2015 when app's are being updated pretty much on a weekly basis that we still cannot save a photo from instagram?!! It makes me sad. Oh well let me find some from another source, here goes...

I'm wearing Glam Plum Fulham in this photo, you can wear it with any look whether it be natural or dramatic, in this case I went more dramatic with bold dark Smokey eyes.
Here's a couple of photos of the lipstick and a swatch of the colour..
As you can see from this photo the colour is so beautiful & so glossy. I definitely recommend this product if you're looking for a nice dark vampy lippy that isn't going to dry out your lips and still give you that nice glossy finish.
Well I've blabbered on enough I think for one post haha. I sha'll be back soon as I already know what my next post is about. (P.S I've had to try my hardest to not type out James Bay lyrics
as im currently listening to him as I write this post. GO ME!!)
Well speak soon guys, Mwah, Peace out!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Lucious lashes!

Hello lovelies,

It's been quite a while since my last post hasn't it?! so I think its about time I blabbered on once again... todays post is all about LASHES!!! I absolutely love false lashes I am like the lashes queen, I cant leave the house without them on. I just love the volume & length they give your natural lashes. I've tried many different brands over the years but I have to say Eylure's range are my favourites. I've used Eylure lashes for the past 2 years and they are AMAZING!! I use the EXAGGERATE Eylure lashes in no.145 I wear them daily for a nice natural look. The good thing about these lashes is you can wear them for a nice natural look or a more dramatic one. For my everyday make-up I wear these lashes with my everyday foundation I then add a little contour to warm up my face, I also add a blusher to my cheeks to give my cheeks a nice rosy complexion. I then add a highlighter to my cheek bones & to the bridge of my nose and also to the tip to make it appear more lifted, it also gives me a nice healthy glow. Here's a photo my everyday make-up with my favourite falsies by Eylure...

I always add a lipstick to my everyday look the one im wearing in this photo is by Rimmel and it's called "Glam plum Fulham" i'll do a post on that soon as it's one of my favourite brands and shades of lipstick.
So back to the lashes you can buy Eylure products from any drug or make-up store like superdrug or boots etc. The best thing about these lashes is they are re-useable, I use mine for up to a week and a 1/2 to two weeks. As long as you take good care of them you'll get a good quality long lasting wear out of them.
Here's a photo of the one's I use...
I cannot recommend them enough!! The best lashes out their in my opinion, all of my make-up photos I post on my instagram: http://www.instagram.com/glambykerrielouise are all using these exact lashes. So guys if you want to try out some good quality lashes give these a try, eylure do a wide range of all different styles so check them out!!
That's it for now guys, speak soon!!
Peace out!! xxx

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

First blog post!

Hello lovely people!

So yeah, I've decided to make myself a lil old blog haven't i. I've been wanting to do one for ages as i can talk about make-up, beauty products, fashion & films till the cows come home. But as some of you may know my main passion and obsession is Make-Up. On my instagram i post pictures all the time of my make-up and blabber on about what products i used to achieve certain looks and instagram has a limit for the amount i blabber on where as with a blog i can talk all i want to and hope that people enjoy what im talking about.

So, im not a make-up artist nor do i claim to be. Everything i have learnt every little trick I've learned is from watching amazing make-up artists tutorials on YouTube or looking through instagram for looks to recreate. But one day i would love to be doing this as my main profession as it is something im extremely passionate about. As they say practice makes perfect and i love painting my face and (anyone who'll let me paint theirs.)

This blog will mainly be about make-up and reviewing products i buy/use as i just love to write about, actually i live for it. (I may sound really sad but hey ho.) So yeah i hope you all enjoy reading my blog and as you may have gathered im a chatter box so their will be regular blog posts coming from me god help you all haha!! Oh also it's my first time using a blog so i apologise if i make any spelling/punctuation/grammar mistakes. Sometimes i can get carried away.

So here's my first product review. It's the Makeup revolution "Flawless Palette." Here's a little photo for you all to have a gander...
How gorgeous is it? Make-up lovers will understand the beauty of it. So yeah makeup revolution has become one of my absolute favourite make-up brands. Not only is it really affordable especially for people starting out and wanting to build their kit like me. But the products are amazing quality. This palette in particular is one of my favourites. It contains 32 shadows with a great mix of shimmery and matte eye shadows perfect for creating and experimenting with any look. The shadows are so pigmented and easy to blend out so you don't have to put a lot of product on your brush to achieve the look you want. Here's a couple of photos of a look i done using this palette..
As you can see i created a kind of 3 tone smokey eye with a wing and little bit of bronze glitter in the crease to make the eyes pop. The three shades i used to create this look from the palette were as follows.
1. For my upper crease and transition shade i used the shade "red night."
2. For lower crease i used "black tie" to add a bit of definition and a smoke to the outer corner of my eye.
3. And for the lid i used "angel" to really soften it up as i didn't want it too dramatic. I also applied that shade to the inner corners of my eyes to really open them up.
4. Then on my lash line i went back in with "red night" to really smoke out the lower part of my eye and i also think it makes my blue/green eyes really stand out.
This was my first time using this palette and im so pleased with the results and the product in general as i keep saying i cant recommend makeup revolution enough their products are FAB!! I have quite a little collection of their palettes coming along nicely now.
Lastly on the lips i used a different product by MUA Cosmetics. I'll do another post about that as i loveeeee their products too, especially the lip lacquer im wearing in these two photos.
So that's if for now guys, hope you've enjoyed my first post!! If you'd like please follow or subscribe or whatever it is you do on these things. I'm not very blog illiterate yet, bare with me.
Peace out! xx