Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial…

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I really love this look, especially with my grey contact lenses in! I used a palette that I bought a while ago from Superdrug and the colours look like this…

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I used the pale pink, cream, slate grey, light brown and black to create this look. They are all a bit shimmery and I love the way they shine in different light! Also, mascara by Rimmel, kohl eye liner pencil in black.

  • Start with applying your light brown mixed with your cream eye shadow over the whole eye.
  • Next add the pale pink to the upper inner corner of your eye and using your blending brush, brush outwards towards the centre of your eye, do to both eyes. 
  • Apply the cream eye shadow to the lower inner corner and blend outwards to the middle of your lower eyelid.
  • Next, apply the slate grey to your upper eye lid starting from the centre blending outwards and gradually increase by layering more until you get the desired effect and colour intensity. (Don’t apply too much to the brush to begin with because you will get a lot of fall out under the eyes and that will just not do!) 
  • Repeat the same step to the other eye and then start blending up towards the crease and a bit above it.
  • Now get some of the black eye shadow and being very light handed with the brush, dab it onto the corner of the upper lid and start blending inwards. Again blend in to whatever intensity you like, I did it slightly as this was for daytime.
  • Make sure you clean your blending brush and using the cream eye shadow apply using your eye shadow brush to under your eye brow and then gently run the blending brush over that and blend gently downwards! 
  • Clean up any spills under the eye with a make up sponge with a bit of liquid concealer applied to it!
  • Apply your pencil eye liner to the lower lid and then your mascara to your lashes.
  • Done!

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I really love this look for a daytime look, if you want to make it dark just blend some more black eye shadow to the corners and crease line of your eye and you are good to go! Hope you try this look out at some point!

Enjoy! 

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My new contact lenses…

Gray Expressions color contact lenses

I just had to write about the new grey contact lenses I just bought from Expressions Color, they are amazing! You can choose from a range of colours and they come with or without vision correction as well, for those of you who are fortunate enough to not need them to see and for those of us (ahem) who are not so lucky! I will definitely be trying out their other colours, I am impressed because I wore them for 9 hours and was expecting them to be at least a little dry, well boy oh boy was I wrong. They were not only moist but I actually forgot I was wearing them!

I have naturally dark dark brown eyes (yes so dark I had to say that twice!) So for them to have shown up on my eyes was a victory, but for them to actually blend and not look fake, well that was something very special and that is what I felt, special. Yes that might sound a bit stupid but I am in the honeymoon phase with my new grey lenses! 

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My grey contacts in more of a natural light.
My grey contacts in more of a natural light.

 

Gnocci with Tomato Sauce…

Gnocci

This was a funny one! I would give the recipe about a 5/10, this is the first time I have ever made gnocci and I am not entirely sure I will be making again in a hurry! I get bored quite easily and so to have a full plate full of this just did not fill me with excitement. I sprinkled some mozzarella on and chopped some basil too. The recipe was from a website called wiki how if you all would like to try it!  Overall, if you enjoy potatoes then maybe just have them as potatoes!

This was what the Gnocci looked like after the flour and egg was mixed into it and then gently rolled and using a  knife chopped into thin square pieces.
This was what the Gnocci looked like after the flour and egg was mixed into it and then gently rolled and using a knife chopped into thin square pieces.
Cooked with tomato sauce, gnocci!
Cooked with tomato sauce, gnocci!

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