You’re going to have to forgive my voice-over in this one a bit, I’ve caught a bit of a flue and my voice is all over the place.

As usual the rules are simple:

1. Leave a comment on this blog post saying enter me or I would like to enter this giveaway.

2. If you are under 16 years of age please ask your parents permission before entering.

3. You can only leave ONE comment.

4. The giveaway is international as always.

5. The competition ends on the 21st of September.

6. If you are the winner and don’t reply within 48 hours of me contacting you I’m sorry but I will pick another winner.

7. I ALWAYS send the prizes by recorded delivery so that I’m sure they get to you.

Why don’t you announce the winners on You Tube?

The reason I don’t announce the winner/s on You Tube exc. is because to enter a comment you have to enter your email (don’t worry I’m the only one who can see it) so I already have the means to contact you, there is no point in announcing the winners :)

Good luck! :D

Dragon Eyeliner

When I first did this look  I had planned it to look more tribal tattoo-sh, but then like most of my plans I ended up doing something completely different.

This looks is a bit of a tricky one because I can’t really think of alternatives for the different eye colours.

But then again I think this look should suit any eye colour so I’ll just be showing you today how these look on different eye colours today.

I suppose if you really want it to be specific to your eye colour you could use a different colour eyeliner instead of the gold eyeliner.

I’m a little bit sad now that I’ve finished this series to be honest. I was really enjoying making the props and painting the background, but I’ve already started planing my next big tutorial series and right now I’m thinking Zombies….

Any way…Enjoy the video! :D

Review: LUSH Moisturisers Enzymion and Imperialis

I won’t lie, I’m a bit of a Lush junkie and lately I’ve been trying out these two moisturizers from Lush. Why two at the same time you ask?

Well I knew I wanted to review these, and I’m really enjoying reviewing things against other products as I find it (and I think a lot of you do too) more interesting and highlights the pros and cons more.

I’ve been using these for about 3 months now and I’m roughly half way through both of them. One thing I should mention is that when I apply moisturizer I also apply it all over my neck and decolletage so I tend to get through my moisturizer quite fast.


  • 45g each
  • Made in England
  • Cruelty Free
  • Recyclable
  • Enzymion is £13.75
  • Imperialis is £12.50

Neither of these are exactly the cheapest of moisturizers, so I was very interested to see if all the oils and ingredients would give results to justify the price.

Neither of these have a heavy consistency, they’re both quite light but Imperialis I’ve found has an ever so slightly oilier texture.

Out of the two I prefer Enzymion over Imperialis, Imerialis kind of goes through phases with my skin, some days it likes it and other days it make my skin feel slightly itchy and irritated, not to mention it sort of sits on my skin leaving me looking like an oily mess.

I am not sure exactly why my skin reacts like this. None of the ingredients had anything which, so far as I know, I’ve had reactions to in the past so I can’t really tell you exactly what it is that annoys my skin. Strangely enough when I use this cream on my neck or decolletage I don’t have any reactions so it just seems to be my face skin (I know it’s odd).

Enzymion is an interesting one because I find that it has a slight mattifying effect. Since it’s aimed at oily skin it is perfect.

I have combination skin and, depending on my mood, (especially if I’m tired or stressed) my skin can do a total 180 and go from oily to dry in a couple of hours, but regardless of the state of my skin this cream works for me.

What about THAT lush smell? Well I can’t really tell you, my sense of smell is really, really bad, almost non-existent so all I can tell you is I like the smell.

I HATE the packaging (for both products)!

It sounds silly but one of my pet peeves is when cream goes down the sides of the lid and you can’t get it out. It just looks messy and it is product I would rather have on my face than wasted. Also, unless it’s completely horizontal all the time the products flops onto the lid and gets everywhere when you open then lid.

If you forget and leave it open dust and dirt gets in there (been there, done that) and if you’ve forgotten to wash your hands before applying this any germs or dirt on your hands ends up strait in the pop. Yuck!


  • Leaves my skin feeling fresh and moisturised
  • A little goes along way
  • Recyclable
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan
  • Mattifying
  • Good “base” for makeup

Ooooh and one thing I should mention with Lush is that once you have collected 5 (empty) pots from them and returned them you get a free fresh face mask. If you’re a Lush Junkie like me that’s a lot of face masks!


  • HORRIBLE packaging
  • 1 year expiration date
  • Price is a little steep but not outrageous

Out of the two Enzymion is hands down my favorite, I don’t really see myself changing moisturizer any time soon (I know I shouldn’t say that or I’ll jinx it).

You can buy Enzymion and Imperialis online here (UK) or here (US) or you can pick it up at your local lush shop (recommended as the ingredients are all natural and you don’t really want it to be shipped all over the place).

What moisturiser are you currently using?

Peacock Makeup

I’ve been asked to do a Peacock makeup look for a while now and so to break up my Dragon Slayer series I thought I upload this look to brighten things up a bit.

It’s very similar to my New Years Makeup look but while that was a relatively tame look this one is a bit of a colour explosion.

My eye colour?

Because this look is such a mash up of colours it really suits any eye colour, but if you want to personalize it to your eye colour all you have to do is change what colour eyeliner you use either to match it or use a contrasting colour to make your eyes pop.

Blue eyes: Blue, gold or a coppery red.

Grey eyes: Silver, gold (any colour really will compliment grey eyes except for redish tones)

Green Eyes: Green, blue, coppery red, gold or even a metalic dark purple if you can find one.

Hayzle Eyes: Avoid reds but you can use gold, green, blue and dark green.

And now for the tutorial:

Makeup Literature?

This is a bit of an odd blog post but I wanted to mention two books I’ve really been enjoying. I think anyone who is a fan of makeup, a makeup artist or a makeup enthusiast will find these absolutely fascinating to read!

I found out about the Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein books from one of Lisa Eldridge’s videos and decided to go ahead and give it a read.


  • Both books have pictures.
  • Both can be bought on Amazon

I’d seen the book on Max factor come up in the “recommended reads” list when I bought the first book on Amazon, but I didn’t get it because I wanted the read the EA&HR book first.

Then a few months ago I spotted the Max Factor book in Poundland (crazy I know) and bought it. I found both books really interesting but they do have very different writing styles which, depending on your prefferences, you might prefer one book over the other.

War Paint: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein

What I found so interesting about this book is it pretty much tells you about the birth of the modern day cosmetics industry. It’s written from an outsiders perspective, seeing how both these women’s empires began and it’s fascinating to see how so many of their methods are still around today.I found it quite ironic how two women who were some similar could hate each other so much.

Max Factor: The Man Who Changed the Face of the World

This one was definitely my favorite read out of the two.

While it was impressive reading about women who were able to make an empire in a man’s world, they came over as a bit cold and seemed to rely a bit too much on selling dreams and spin rather than focusing on what was actually in the product. Max Factor however came across as a really lovely man who was extremely dedicated to creating the best product he could without relying on fancy packaging and spin.

War Paint is a fascinating book from a historical point of view, but it can be slightly depressing as both lead fairly miserable (albeit successful) lives, while Max Factor was successful kind AND happy.

If you’re looking for an interesting historical read then War Paint is a good one to read, but if you want the history and something that is quite inspiring then the Max Factor book is a good one :)

Eyeliner Review: Barry M Wink vs. Collection 2000 Extreme

Disclaimer: The Barry M Wink eyeliner was given to me at an event.

I’ve been really getting into comparision reviews lately so here are another two I thought it would be interesting to compare.


  • Collection 2000 £2.99 vs. Barry M £4.59
  • BOTH brands are cruelty free
  • BOTH UK brands

I’ve been a huge fan of the Collection 2000 eyeliner but I was recently given the Barry M one at an event and though it would be the perfect product to compare.

I won’t go into too much detail as I’ve linked my video review bellow but one thing I’ve noticed with any type of liquid eyeliner is that if you wear it daily it can drive the skin around your eyes a little nuts.

It’s probably something to do with the fact that most pen eyeliners have alcohol in them (that’s what makes them fast drying) so if you already have dry and sensitive skin around the eyes a gel or cream eyeliner might be a better alternative for you.

Here is the video review:

If you’re not from the UK and want to try out either of the brands Barry M dose do worldwide shipping (I think) however I’m fairly sure that Collection 2000 dose not have that option, but if you keep an eye out on e-Bay and Amazon I’m sure you’ll be able to catch them there :)

You can get the Barry M eyeliner here

And you can get the Collection 2000 eyeliner here

What type of eyeliner do you use/prefer?

Review: Lush Fresh Handmade Sounds CD’s

Since I went to get a facial at Lush a few months ago I started trying out their CD’s one by one and now they’ve finally released the CD for the Sound Bath (which is the facial facial I’ve tried from Lush so far) I wanted to review/tell you my favorites.

Obviously this ones a bit tricky because like perfume, music depends so much on personal preferences, but hopefully some of you will have the same tastes as me.

Call me a sucker, but the fact that they’re based off the old classic penguin books cover designs did make geek out a bit.


  • £10 each
  • 11-15 songs depending on the CD
  • Designed to accompany the spa treatments

“If you’ve had a trip to the Lush Spa and enjoyed a treatment, then you’ll have heard the fresh handmade sounds that accompany these transformative experiences. The beauty is, you don’t have to wait until your next visit to the Spa to enjoy the relaxing melodies”

Not going to drag this out, my favorites are Synaesthesia, The Sound Bath and Validation, love those! Really relaxing, lullaby with sea shanty songs and a few ones which are strange things like bird sounds and Tibetan singing bowls but it’s so relaxing!

These are great to listen to while your having a bath…just not so great to listen to when you need to work because they wind you down (or more specificly me) so down that you only end up doing half of what you’d planned to because you feel so laid back and relaxed.

“You can listen to your CD whenever you feel like it, or if you’re at home, pop on the DVD, sit back and be transported to the English countryside, on a unique musical journey”

All of the CD’s have an accompanying DVD except for The Sound Bath, I’ll admit I haven’t watched them, I think they’re a great idea in theory but realisticly I don’t think many people want to sit down and watch a song which is probably why they dropped the dvd option with The Sound Bath.

As for the other CD’s they just didn’t work for me, but the good thing is (and I can’t believe I only just found this out) you can actually actually listen to snippets of the songs on the Lush website.

If you want to buy the CD’s or give them a listen to see if you like them click here.

P.S. What is your favorite genre of music?