In my make up bag...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I think my favourite thing about becoming a blogger is reading other blogs and always feeling inspired... Inspired to try a new style, to take better photographs, to create, to make, to bake. Being inspired and buzzing with ideas is the best feeling. Hence this little post.
Recently I was reading one of my fav american blogs Oh Joy and she featured her make up essentials but instead of photographing them she had them illustrated. I thought this was such a nice idea, a way of changing something quite common in the blogosphere and making it different. Granted she had a professional artist illustrate them for her, but as my little blog is just run by me I thought Id attempt this myself. I havent touched watercolour paint since I was about 15yrs old so over ten years ago so I am for sure very rusty. But it was fun and inspiring & I hope you guys like it...

What I use everyday:
Foundation: No 7 Stay Perfect in colour Warm Ivory
Powder: Rimmel Stay matt peach glow
Eyeshadow: Stila colour Kitten (best base colour ever!)
Highligher for cheek bones & nose: Collection 2000 Shimmer Shades in way to glow
Blush: Bourjois in Lovestruck Rose or Rose d'or
Eyebrows: Rimmel Glamorous Topaz eyeshadow palette, I use the large rust colour to sweep through my blonde eyebrows.
Liquid Eyeliner: Loreal Superliner for brown eyes
Mascara: Not fussy with mascara usually just get whatever maybelline one is on offer
Brushes: Models Own blusher brush and blending brush

Fav Lippy: Kate Moss Lasting Finish 110
Fav Nailpolish: Essie in colour Geranium 

What blogs or blog posts have inspired you recently?

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  1. This is such a beautiful idea! Your pictures are lovely!

  2. This is gorgeous, your illustration is so lovely! xo

  3. Your illustrations are amazing! I wish I could draw / paint. Lovely post xo
    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

  4. This is a cool idea, I'm tempted to try this myself.
    Your illustrations are well done!

    Rubi x
    The Den

  5. I love this, Vicki! Your illustrations are stunning! I would love to see more :)

  6. Love this... your painting is really good :)

  7. I love it! Well done you illustrating them! I barely get the time to take the pictures! :)


  8. Wow, I wish I could paint even half as well as you! x

  9. What an amazing idea wow!

  10. Thats such a different pretty way of showing things, would love to try this myself x

  11. I think I'm definitely going to have to give this a go, I really like it! Great drawings too.