Monday 3 September 2012

Summer Nails & Makeup


So first up here is the makeup look I created & how I did it:

I got inspired to do this look when I was on holiday in Thailand & I was looking out of my hotel window at the sunset and I thought 'how cool would it be if I could wear that sunset on my face, hehe'. So I experimented with what I had(excluding the bare study paintpot I used this time round) and came up with this look that I wore out to dinner and loved it!
So what products did I use to create this look?

Rimmel Day 2 Night Volumising Side on my bottom lashes
N07 Extravagant lashes on my top lashes
Barry M Liquid Liner in Brown to line my upperlashline

MAC Bare Study Paintpot as a base
Jelly Pong Pong Nude & Improved Primer to prime my eyes

MUA Lipstick in 'Nectar' for my lips.

QVS Eyelash Curlers
A shader brush & blending brush(pictured below closer up) from Amazon.

This yellow colour from my Blush Professional 88 Palette over my lid

This orange also from my Blush Professional Palette in my crease

This hot pink colour also from the Blush Professional Palette in the outer corner.

So how can you create this look?
  1. Apply an eyelid primer to your eyelid and then choose a shimmery base colour with your finger/synthetic brush.
  2. Apply yellow eyeshadow all over the lid with a shader brush.
  3. Then apply orange in your crease with a blender brush and blend up towards your browbone.
  4. With a shader brush apply some hot pink to the outer corner and then blend out with a blending brush.
  5. Apply brown eyeliner to your upper lashline & then curl your eyelashes.
  6. Apply your favourite mascara to your top & bottom lashes.
  7. Apply an orange lipstick to your lips.
  8. Then apply the rest of your makeup however you like it best! I think this look goes best with a bronzed look, but I wear minimal makeup on holiday so only did the eyes & lips.
And voila! This is super easy and looks really nice.

Now onto the nail look:
So what did I use?

Barry M's Nail paint in 'Lemon Ice Cream' unfortunately I don't have a photo as I have lent it to my friend & am awaiting it being returned.

Dotting Tool

Medium Blue I picked up in an Asian Drugstore

Barry M Nail Paint in Blue Moon

Technic Be Dazzled Nail Polish

So how can you create this look?

  1. Start off by applying a yellow nail varnish to the lower half of your nail.
  2. Wait for this to dry, and then apply a gold glitter polish over the yellow polish to make it look more like sand.
  3. Then apply a medium blue colour to the top part of your nail.
  4. Once this has dried use a dotting tool/nail brush/cocktail stick and light blue/white nail polish to create a wiggly line between the sea and the sand(where the waves crash).
  5. Then to create the white horses(name for waves crashing at sea) draw smaller wiggly lines with the dotting tool/cocktail stick/nail brush.
  6. Apply a top coat of your choice(I used a L'Oreal Clear Polish)

 & You're done, this look is very simple and looks so cute!

I then had to nominate 5 bloggers to do this, so I nominate:

Becca from
Shona from
Georgina from
Beth from
& Chloe from

Thanks for reading


  1. I love the nail art in this post! Wish I had such a steady hand!


  2. I love the sunset lips they are really cool and original :) and I also really like the nail art so pretty and summery

    1. Thankyou! I have been really enjoying wearing orange lipstick recently :) Thanks very much! It was so easy to create aswell, I love having nice nails :) xx

  3. I love the MUA lipstick colour! I might have to get it. Your nails are pretty too :)

    1. Thankyou it is gorgeous! They also do a slightly more toned down orange called 'Juicy' & I love that aswell! Thanks very much :D xx

  4. Hello :) have just discovered your blog and love it! I keep reading through al of your posts :) Would mean alot if you could have a look at mine :)

    1. Thanks lovely! I am glad you are enjoying it :) I will definitely check out your blog :D xx

  5. thanks for nominating me sweetie i shall do my post later this week i love your nails! xxxx

    1. you're very welcome, I look forward to seeing it! aww thanks very much!xxx

  6. I love this! The eyes, the lips, the nails.. It all puts a smile on my face! :)


  7. Lovely look ! x


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